A North-east man who has spent the last 30 years fundraising for his local club has finally scooped a top prize himself.
The rotary clubs hold a grand raffle in Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre each year, with a Mini up for grabs in aid of cancer charity Clan Cancer Support.
Ken Reid, from Stonehaven, picked up the keys to his new motor this week – and admitted he had forgotten he had entered the raffle.
The 71-year-old said: “I bought a few tickets through the rotary club, back in September, but it was at Christmas when I found out I had won.
“By then, I had absolutely forgotten all about it, so the call came as a very pleasant surprise. I have been a member since the late 1980s but I’ve never won anything like this before.”
More than 20 rotary clubs teamed together to stage the raffle, which raised £51,000.
About £37,000 will be donated to Clan, and the remaining sum will be split between other local causes supported by the various rotary clubs.